Learning better and faster at Sikat PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 15:46

I am glad that we have local entrepreneurs who go into business not only for profit but to make people’s lives better and to look for a brighter future. When Sikat Learning Center of the Unique Progress Academy Foundation, Inc opened its business last year, its management explored opportunities to make learning an enjoyable moment for the kids and the youth. It made parents happier too because their children had improved in their academic performances.

Last summer, Sikat offered Science Camp taught relevant scientific concepts to kids aged 7-12 yrs through fun and simple experiments. All activities were hands-on. It encouraged the kids to ask the why's, how's, and what if's of experiments like "Egg Tectonics," "Making a Volcano Work," "Rocket Balloon," and "Earthquake Wave Model." And for the culminating activity, the group went on a Field Trip to the Aviary and Butterfly Farm at Pasonanca, where the kids learned about ecosystems (living and non-living things) and made a bird caller to attract birds. The coordinator was Marina Bello, a former ADZU Grade School Science Coordinator, with facilitators: Illana and Nico Lorenzo of the Regional Science High School helping her.

And since it seems that most students are not comfortable in math, Sikat also offered Math Camp at the same time.Sikat math sessions made the students love math with easy to understand abstract concepts. The program, dubbed "Real Life Math," opened students' eyes so that they see math at work around them. Activities included budget planning, weather forecasting, buying your first car, treasure hunting/mapping, and understanding airplane motion.

On-going at the Sikat is a review college entrance program for high school graduating students. It is center on helping students pass exams of top schools like UP, Ateneo, La Salle, UST, ADZU, WMSU, etc. It aims to improve test-taking skills and reduce exam anxiety. The review features done by expereicned teachers using comprehensive review materisl. Quick study guides, and simulated exam test. The next schedule batch is from June 11 to Aug 28, 2011. For inquiries call 990 1345 or 0915 344 0987.